Suarez nets 100th Barcelona goal

Luis Suarez scored his 100th Barcelona goal when he put the holder ahead on the night in Thursday's (AEDT) Copa del Rey showdown with Athletic Bilbao.

Lionel Messi released Neymar to send in a floated cross from the left and Suarez was on hand to crash home a superb volley.

It brought the Uruguay striker to three figures for the LaLiga champion in all competitions, a landmark he has stormed to in 120 appearances — 68 games less than Messi — and it was somewhat fitting that he combined with his forward colleagues to do so

Barcelona's celebrated MSN front three chalked up 300 goals with Suarez's strike, Neymar scoring from the spot and Messi burying a free-kick from outside the box before the full-time whistle blew. Since the trio was formed in 2014, Messi leads the way with 124 goals, while Neymar has contributed 76.

The strike against Bilbao, which pulled Barcelona level at 2-2 on aggregate in the last-16 tie, was Suarez's eighth in 12 Copa del Rey outings. Neymar and Messi ensured the tie finished in Barcelona's favour, 4-2 on aggregate.

Suarez has 68 goals in 78 LaLiga matches, with 17 in 24 for Barca in the UEFA Champions League.

The rest of his haul comes from a goal apiece in the Supercopa de Espana and UEFA Super Cup and five across a pair of appearances when Luis Enrique's men won the FIFA Club World Cup in 2015.